The Long Eighteenth Century 1688-1832 by Frank O’Gorman

The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 by Frank O’Gorman
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Overview: In British history the period from 1688 to 1832 is often called the "long eighteenth century" though it defies easy characterization. Blending narrative chapters with more solid analysis, this book provides a fresh and cogent account of the period and nuanced view of the contours of the age.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic Hysteria and Hubris [Audiobook]

The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic Hysteria and Hubris [Audiobook]

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The Pandemic Century by Mark Honigsbaum

The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris by Mark Honigsbaum
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Overview: Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 "parrot fever" pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.
In The Pandemic Century, a lively account of scares both infamous and less known, Mark Honigsbaum combines reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases. We meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive or incompetent public health officials, and brilliant scientists often blinded by their own knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Like man-eating sharks, predatory pathogens are always present in nature, waiting to strike; when one is seemingly vanquished, others appear in its place. These pandemics remind us of the limits of scientific knowledge, as well as the role that human behavior and technologies play in the emergence and spread of microbial diseases.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the…


Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture (The History of Disability)
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Surviving the Twentieth Century by Judith T. Marcus

Surviving the Twentieth Century: Social Philosophy form the Frankfurt School to the Columbia Faculty Seminars 1st Edition by Judith T. Marcus
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Overview: Surviving the Twentieth Century celebrates the achievements of the renowned sociologist Joseph Maier. A superb teacher and respected scholar of formidable scope, Maier’s work encompassed a variety of disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, and political science. He is well known for his comparative research on Latin America as well as Jewish law and tradition. As Judith Marcus observes, Maier helped to establish comparative-historical sociology as an acknowledged field of study. This volume records and pays tribute to his scholarship and significant public service.

The volume is divided into parts reflecting the breath of Maier’s intellectual interests. Contributors are drawn from a variety of fields and geographical arenas. Part 1 consists of biographical interviews and personal observations on Maier and his work by Herman Berlinski, David Berlinski, Geoffrey Lloyd, Enrique Krauze and Aaron W. Warner. Part 2 includes contributions addressing some of the main themes in Maier’s work: the interaction of nationalism, community and personal identity; the impact of politics on social science; culture, politics, and religion. Contributors include Abraham Edel, William Safran, Reinhard Kreckel, Zoltan Tarr, Sandro Segre, Ludwig von Friedberg, Irving Louis Horowitz, Judith Marcus, Editfi Kurzweil, Paul Neurath, Ruth Rubinstein, Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons, Tony Carnes, and Elfriede Uner.

Part 3 reflects the impact of Maier’s work on other scholars. It includes essays on philosophy, religion, literature and intellectual responsibility. Contributors include Tom Rockmore, Laurent Stern, Edmund Leites, Alfred Schmidt, Norbert Altwicker, Rita Kuczynski, Gerard Raulet, and Peter Gottwald. Part 4 covers the influence of crisis on Jewish intellectual life, and includes contributions by Herbert Strauss, Emanuel Maier, Leon A. Feldman, Hannelore Kunzl, and Johann Maier. The volume concludes, in part 5, with personal tributes to Maier by Curt C. Silberman, C. Alexander Weinstock, and Helen Hacker. The volume includes an illuminating introduction by Judith Marcus, thematic essay by Joseph Maier, and a selected bibliography of his work.

Scholars who have been influenced by Maier will welcome this volume. Those who are not familiar with the scope of his contributions will benefit from the experience of seeing how his work has affected the choices of others. This is the 24th volume issued in Transaction’s distinguished scholar (festschrift) series.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-century Deaf Education And …

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Literature of the Twentieth Century by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab

Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab,
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Overview: The eleventh volume in this ground-breaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country’s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites. This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales by Michael J. Mulryan+

Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction by Michael J. Mulryan , Denis D. Grélé , Rori Bloom , Léa Lebourg-Leportier , Claire Trevien
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Overview: This volume is a study of the interdisciplinary nature of prison escape tales and their impact on European cultural identity in the eighteenth century. Prison escape narratives are reflections of the tension between the individual’s potential happiness via freedom and the confines of the social order. Contemporary readers identified with the prisoner, who, like them suffered the injustices of an absolutist regime. The state imprisons such renegades not just out of a desire to protect the public but more importantly to protect the state itself. Hence, prison escape tales can be linked with a revolutionary tendency: when free, such former detainees equipped with a pen openly and justly challenge the status quo, hoping to inspire their readers to do the same. Escape tales have had a considerable impact on cultural identity, because they embody the interdependent relationship between literature and myth on the one hand and literature and history on the other.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales by Michael J. Mulryan+

Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction by Michael J. Mulryan , Denis D. Grélé , Rori Bloom , Léa Lebourg-Leportier , Claire Trevien
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Overview: This volume is a study of the interdisciplinary nature of prison escape tales and their impact on European cultural identity in the eighteenth century. Prison escape narratives are reflections of the tension between the individual’s potential happiness via freedom and the confines of the social order. Contemporary readers identified with the prisoner, who, like them suffered the injustices of an absolutist regime. The state imprisons such renegades not just out of a desire to protect the public but more importantly to protect the state itself. Hence, prison escape tales can be linked with a revolutionary tendency: when free, such former detainees equipped with a pen openly and justly challenge the status quo, hoping to inspire their readers to do the same. Escape tales have had a considerable impact on cultural identity, because they embody the interdependent relationship between literature and myth on the one hand and literature and history on the other.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Underworld in Twentieth-Century Poetry by Michael Thurston

The Underworld in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott by Michael Thurston
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Overview: The hero s descent into the Underworld is not only one of the oldest stories in western literature; it is also one of the most often retold. Why do so many modern poets – British and American, black and white, male and female, from the metropole and from the margins – stage Underworld descents in their works? Through a series of contextualized close readings, this study traces the cultural work performed by modern deployments of the classical narrative. While some poets engage their literary forebears to exorcise anxiety and others use Hell to sharpen their cultural critique, most recent poets, including James Merrill, Derek Walcott, Tony Harrison, and Seamus Heaney, have found the Underworld descent to be a useful framework for addressing the claims of history and politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Half a Century of Chess


Half a Century of Chess
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TTC Video – Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy

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The Century Girls by Tessa Dunlop

The Century Girls: The Final Word from the Women Who’ve Lived the Past Hundred Years of British History by Tessa Dunlop
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Overview: In 2018 Britain will celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote; during the intervening 10 decades the lives of women in this country have been transformed. Told in their own voices, The Century Girls celebrates seven centenarians who lived that change: what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of these islands, The Century Girls is a time-travel adventure featuring society’s oldest, most precious national treasures.
In 1918 the Suffragettes famously blazed the trail for women. This book reveals what came next for girls growing up in 20th century Great Britain, whether they resided in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland; whether they were housewives or in the workplace; and describing their surroundings of the city, the countryside, or coming to the British Isles from the one of the Commonwealth countries. The narrative will travel through the experiences of some key figures who are now themselves well over a hundred years old. It will tell the human story of how women gradually began to build independent lives for themselves in the modern world of post-Great War Britain, by retelling what their actual day-to-day reality was like through the decades.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Century Girls: The Final Word From The Women Whove Lived Past Hundred Years of British History

The Century Girls: The Final Word From The Women Who’ve Lived The Past Hundred Years of British History [Audiobook]

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